During term 2 Year 11 Visual Arts students based their most recent work and exhibition around the concept of Ritual.
noun: ritual; plural noun: rituals
1.a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.“ancient fertility rituals”
a prescribed order for performing a ritual ceremony, especially one characteristic of a particular religion or Church.“she likes the High Church ritual”
a series of actions or type of behaviour regularly and invariably followed by someone.“her visits to Joy became a ritual”
1.relating to or done as a religious or solemn rite.“ritual burial”
Students explored and showcased the element of Ritual by investigating patterns such as repetition of a set of actions, words and use of particular objects to create meaning. The focus of the exhibition was to create two complementing artworks consisting of either a video montage, photo series or another medium of art. Students had to base their artworks on culture and history: global ceremonies and practices; Personal and everyday rituals; local practices and gestures of ritual; and how the body perform rituals.
Artists such as Lindy Lee, Hiromi Tango and Bill Viola were discussed and provided inspiration to students during the process of creating their artworks. Overall the exhibition was a success and we are certainly looking forward to seeing more of their works in the future.